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Side-By-Side Execution for COM Interop

Side-By-side execution enables COM applications to safely access multiple versions of managed components through COM interop services. For a summary of side-by-side concepts and configuration models, see the Side-by-Side Execution Overview.

In This Section

Runtime Initialization from a COM Application
Describes how COM interop selects a runtime version and resolves managed types.
Version-Dependent Registry Keys
Identifies the registry subkeys for multiple assemblies.
Configuring a COM Application for Side-By-Side Execution
Describes the configuration files used to specify a version of the runtime and a managed component.
Applying Version-Dependent Attributes
Identifies version-dependent attributes and describes their uses.
COM Components and Side-By-Side Execution
Discusses the impact of multiple versions of a COM component.

Related Topics

Using Side-by-Side Execution
Introduces side-by-side execution and provides procedural information.
Primary Interop Assemblies
Describes how to create and use primary interop assemblies.
Registration-Free COM Interop
Describes how COM interop can activate components without using the Windows registry.